Sanath Gunathilake

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Sanath Gunathilake
Born Somsiri Sanath Julien Gunatilake
(1955-10-27) 27 October 1955 (age 62)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Kingswood College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present

Somsiri Sanath Julien Gunatilake (Sinhala:සෝමසිරි සනත් ජුලියන් ගුණතිලක) is a Sri Lankan film actor and film director (born 27 October 1955). A highly versatile actor across many genres, Gunatilake is a veteran actor in the Sri Lankan cinema industry, debuted in 1978 in the movie Situ Kumariyo, directed by Vijaya Dharmasiri. The turning point of his success as an actor was his starring role in the movie Ganga Addara, directed by Sumitra Peries.[according to whom?]

Personal life[edit]

Gunatilake was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, to a middle-class family where his father was a lawyer and mother was a teacher. According to him, his mother is a good fan of cinema, and this has influenced him to take part in the art at an early age. He was educated at Kingswood College, Kandy and successfully passed GCE O/L, but failed to mark in A/L as he wished to do.[1]

Film career[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Ganga Addara Ranjith
1981 Vajira Newton
Situ Kumariyo
Sathweni Dawasa Alphonso
Sathkulu Pauwa
Saranga
Aradhana
Amme Mata Samawenna Wasantha
1982 Yahalu Yeheli Pujitharatne
Thani Tharuwa Tharanga
Ridee Nimnaya Rathnapala
Nawatha Hamu Wemu
Kiri Suwanda
Kele Mal Chandana
Chathu Madhura Sunil
1983 Sivu Ranga Sena
Sister Mary
Kaliyugaya
1984 Thaththai Puthai Saliya
Shirani
Batti Surin Hamu
Sathi Puja Kapila
Sasara Chethana
Podi Ralahami
Maya
Maala Giravi
Dewani Gamana Saman
1985 Vasity Kella
Mihidum Salu Doctor Senaka
Kiri Madu Wel
Chalitha Rangali as Producer
Aya Waradida Oba Kiyanna
Araliya Mal Chandana
1986 Prarthana
Maldeniye Simiyon Justin
Mal Warusa Jagath Weerasuriya
Koti Valigaya
Dinuma Sarath Jayathilaka
Awurudu Da Dhanushka
1987 Viragaya Aravinda Sarasaviya Awards - Best Actor
Thaththi Man Adarei
Randamwel
Raja Wedakarayoo Ranjan
Obatai Priye Adare Amith
Mangala Thegga
Kawuluva
1988 Satana
Rasa Rahasak Sanath / Wickrama
Chandingeth Chandiya Dharmadasa
1989 Okkoma Rajavaru
Nommara 17 Naatha
Kedapathaka Chaya Sarasaviya Awards - Best Supporting Actor
1990 Pem Raja Dahana Sargent Ranasinghe
Palama Yata Willie Sarasaviya Awards - Best Actor
Madhu Sihina Suraj
Hodin Nathnam Narakin Lokke
Dese Mal Pipila Sumedha
1991 Uthura Dakuna Sanath
Love In Bangkok Jagath
Dhanaya Athula
Cheriyo Doctor Chaminda Randenigala
1992 Sisila Ginigani Harris as Producer
Sinhayangeth Sinhaya Mahesh
Sakkara Sooththara
Rumathiyai Neethiyai as Producer/Screen Writer
Raja Daruwo Sanath and his father (dual role)
Malsara Doni Janaka Perera
Kiyala Wedek Nae
1993 Sasara Serisaranathek Oba Mage as Producer
Nelum Ha Samanmalee
Madara Parasathu Sirithunga
Chaya
Bambasara Bisawu
1994 Sujatha new
Mee Haraka
Hello My Darlin
Aathmaa
1995 Vairayen Vairaya
Inspector Geetha
Cheriyo Captain Rahal
1996 Veediye Veeraya
Sebae Mithura
Bawa Sasara
1997 Duwata Mawaka Misa
1998 Vimukthi
Eya Obata Barai
Dorakada Marawa
2000 Sanda Yahanata
Raajya Sewaya Pinisai
Pem Kekula
Chakraayudha
2001 Oba Koheda Priye George Madanayake
2002 Somy Boys Sanath
Agnidahaya Ambanwala Rala
2003 Wekande Walauwa Gunapala
Sudu Kaluwara Seemon Fernando 'Mudalali'
Sakman Maluwa Tissa Sarasaviya Awards - Best Actor
Le Kiri Kandulu Asela
2004 Selamuthu Pinna Sanath Sir
Randiya Dahara Colonel Chanuka Hettiarachchi
Mille Soya Sagara
Diya Yata Gindara Sampath Harischandra
2005 Sulanga Senarathne
Asani Warsha Minister Sirimanne
Sudu Kalu Saha Alu Assa Peter
2006 Nilambare
Anjalika Clifford Imbulgoda
Ammawarune Doctor
Naga Kanya Saman
2007 Asai Man Piyabanna Sapumal Senadheera
Aganthukaya Chief Minister Simon Galagedara
2008 Rosa Kale Mr. Sooriyabandara
Pitasakwala Kumarayai Pancho Hathai
Nil Diya Yahana
Adaraye Namayen
Superstar Ranjith Bandara
Siri Raja Siri Principal
2009 Kanyavi Janaka
Ekamath Eka Rateka As Director/Screen Play Writer
Dancing Star
Alimankada Major Kiriella
Ali Surathal Rathnayaka
2010 Uththara Minister Niwanthudawa
Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe
Mago Digo Dai Minister Sathyapala
Hadawatha Mal Yayai
2011 Sinhawalokanaya Gam Muladani
King Hunther Nayakathuma
Gamani Military Officer
Angara Dangara Principal Pathirana
2012 Sihinaya Dige Enna Father
2013 Doni Bandu
Ira Laga Wadi Underworld Leader
Super Six Preme, Sanath's brother
2014 Samige Kathawa
Parapura Minister Rajamanthri
Kalpanthe Sihinayak Mapa
2015 Sinhaya Minister
Sinahawa Atharin Wimal
Pravegaya Police Officer Guest Appearance
2017 Pani Makuluwo Ranaweera
TBD Yodhayange Adawiya Filming[2]
TBD Thiththa Aththa [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sanath Gunathilake's epiphanies". The Island. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "යෝධයන්ගේ අඩවිය වැඩ ඇරැඹේ". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "The story of Walisinghe". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 

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